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At least a dozen vehicles are imported to the Cayman Islands every day, adding to the island’s growing traffic problems, Premier Alden McLaughlin has acknowledged.
Sometimes the best way out of a seemingly hopeless mess is to simply hit ‘reset’ and start over – provided, of course, that there is a plan to ensure the situation does not again get out of hand.
Owners of unlicensed vehicles are getting a six-month amnesty, starting from Monday, during which their unpaid backlog of licensing fees will be waived.
Residents of Grand Cayman can expect much longer traffic delays and even greater road congestion if government does not act quickly, warned Prospect legislator Austin Harris, speaking Thursday before the Legislative Assembly.
Cayman’s Department of Environmental Health has been taking abandoned and derelict vehicles off local roads, removing 93 of them since March 4.
Now that the George Town landfill is again accepting derelict vehicles, the Department of Environmental Health, which operates the dump, is advising the public on the procedure for disposing of such vehicles.
“Our camera has caught another of the many wrecked cars littered by the roadsides of Grand Cayman. This one has been parked for months near where the government has built cottages for expatriate officers on South Church Street."
As broken-down vehicles accumulate on the roadsides of Grand Cayman, government has yet to state how it plans to address the growing problem.